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Historical Events In 1861

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

May 05   On this day in history alexandria, VA  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   In the year 1861 radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN in the year 1861.  

May 08   In the year 1861 richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

May 10   In the year 1861 union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   In the year 1861 union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI  

May 12   On this day in history christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50  

May 13   On this day in history queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality  

May 14   In the year 1861 the Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.  

May 16   On this day in history confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   On this day in history kentucky proclaims its neutrality  

May 18   In the year 1861 battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South  

May 20   Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle on this day in history.  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War in the year 1861.  

May 20   North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1861 nC is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   North Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union in the year 1861.  

May 21   Richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital on this day in history.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA in the year 1861.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia in the year 1861.  

May 23   Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession on this day in history.  

May 24   Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

May 24   Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

May 24   In the year 1861 major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ in the year 1861.  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South on this day in history.  

May 26   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   In the year 1861 louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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